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Lemongrass

Brand Name: British Indian lemongrass, citronella, cochin lemongrass, Cymbopogon citratus, East Indian lemongrass, fever grass, Guatemala lemongrass, Madagascar lemongrass, Melissa grass, sereh, West Indian lemongrass

Generic Name: Lemongrass

Drug Class: Cardiovascular, Herbals; Gastrointestinal, Herbals; Pulmonary, Herbals

What Is Lemongrass and How Does It Work?

Lemongrass suggested uses:

Oral: Gastrointestinal spasms, stomachache, hypertension, convulsions, pain and neuralgia, vomiting, cough, rheumatism, fever, common cold, and exhaustion.

Topical: Headache, stomachache, abdominal pain, and musculoskeletal pain.

Inhalation: Aromatherapy for musculoskeletal pain.

There is insufficient reliable information regarding efficacy of lemongrass. More studies are needed.

Lemongrass is available under the following different brand and other names: British Indian lemongrass, citronella, cochin lemongrass, Cymbopogon citratus, Cymbopogon flexuosus, East Indian lemongrass, fever grass, Guatemala lemongrass, Madagascar lemongrass, Melissa grass, sereh, and West Indian lemongrass.

Suggested Dosing

Taa

  • 1-2 teaspoons lemongrass/6 oz water

Topical

  • Dosage varies

Dosing Consideraations – Should be Given as Follows:

  • See "Suggested Dosing"

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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Lemongrass?

Common side effects of lemongrass include:

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Lemongrass?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

Lemongrass has no known severe, serious, moderate, or mild interactions with other drugs.

This information does not contain all possible interactions or adverse effects. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share this information with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your health care professional or doctor for additional medical advice, or if you have health questions, concerns or for more information about this medicine.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Lemongrass?

Warnings

This medication contains lemongrass. Do not take British Indian lemongrass, citronella, cochin lemongrass, Cymbopogon citratus, Cymbopogon flexuosus, East Indian lemongrass, fever grass, Guatemala lemongrass, Madagascar lemongrass, Melissa grass, sereh, or West Indian lemongrass if you are allergic to lemongrass or any ingredients contained in this drug.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately

Contraindications

  • None reported

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Lemongrass?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Lemongrass?"

Cautions

  • None

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • Avoid use of lemongrass during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

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References
Medscape. Lemongrass.
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/british-indian-lemongrass-citronella-lemongrass-344588
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